Thursday, March 8, 2012
Burst pipe causes concern
From the Daily News:
Steven Castro was leaving his Maspeth home to head to work one morning about a month ago when he first noticed a stream of water seeping from the sidewalk, flowing down the block and pooling where 60th Dr. meets Fresh Pond Rd.
Dozens of phone calls and several visits from environmental officials later, the leak has yet to be fixed, leaving homeowners concerned about potential damage and puzzled by the lack of action by the city.
“Seeing this in front of your house for 30 days straight can start to get to you a little bit,” said Castro, 44, a window cleaner by trade. “Neighbors are calling about it everyday. Who knows how much longer this can go on?”
The leak, which the city Department of Environmental Protection said is coming from a burst pipe in a neighboring home, has significantly eroded the ground in front of Castro’s house and waterlogged a telephone pole.